At Shrager, Spivey & Sachs, we care about our community and take pride
in getting involved with local organizations. As part of his commitment
to the people he serves,
Attorney Robert Sachs is involved with the SeniorLAW Center, where he serves as a board member.
Mr. Sachs views his service as a board member of SeniorLaw Center as an
adjunct to his
nursing home negligence practice. "Over 20 years ago, just after I began working as David
Shrager’s partner in 1994, Mr. Shrager encouraged myself and the
rest of the firm to become involved in cases on behalf of Pennsylvania’s
senior citizens," said Mr. Sachs. "As a group, Mr. Shrager felt
that elder Pennsylvanians were horribly underserved regarding legal services.
Especially in the context of
personal injury litigation, where lawyers traditionally undertake representation on a
contingent fee basis, the available damages for one who was no longer
working and had a relatively short statistical life expectancy has kept
many lawyers from representing older clients."
"David Shrager always reminded his colleagues how important it is
to continually remain mindful of those most in need of our society’s
assistance," he continues. "This concept has remained an important
underlying tenet of our firm’s nursing home practice. In the cycle
of life, there are two stages when we all are most in need of support
from others. Anybody who hears about abuse or neglect inflicted on an
infant or toddler is quick to react with outrage. It is the lawyers’
job to make sure that jurors react the same way when negligence or abuse
is inflicted upon elders who can be every bit as dependent upon the care
of others as an infant or toddler."
SeniorLAW Center provides a wide range of services in its mission to protect
the legal rights and interests of elderly Americans, including:
- Direct legal services and representation
- Community outreach and education
- Advice, information, and referral services
- Professional training
- Advocacy for long-term systemic solutions
- Community-based neighborhood legal services
For more information on the Pennsylvania SeniorLAW Center, please visit
To get in touch with Attorney Sachs or another member of our personal injury
team, call our office at (888) 899-0652. Consultations are provided free of charge.